Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Border Collie


General information

  • Originated in Great Britain for use as sheep herders in the Scottish Borders.
  • Not suitable for the urban environment, prefering to live and sleep outside and likes a colder climate.
  • Easily obedience trained but does require a lot of exercise. Very affectionate and usually good with children.
  • Strong working and predatory instincts can make it a difficult pet. If not kept in a constantly stimulating environment they can become destructive, trying to herd people or other dogs, and may become snappy.

Biological Data

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